Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One, such as a highly polished metallic surface or a virtuoso performer, that sparkles.
  • noun Informal A diamond.
  • noun A firework that burns slowly and gives off a shower of sparks.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A thing which or a person who sparkles; that which or one who gives off scintillations, as of light, beauty, or wit: often applied specifically to gems, especially the diamond.
  • noun One of various species of tiger-beetles (Cicindela): so called in allusion to their shining or sparkling appearance when running in the sunshine. See cuts under Cicindela.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, sparkles.
  • noun obsolete One who scatters; esp., one who scatters money; an improvident person.
  • noun (Zoöl.) A tiger beetle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A hand-held firework that emits sparks.
  • noun slang A gem or ornament that sparkles.
  • noun informal A sparkling wine.
  • noun A tiger beetle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a firework that burns slowly and throws out a shower of sparks
  • noun diamonds

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

sparkle +‎ -er

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